Oxburgh Hall – Endurance Project

Home to the Bedingfeld family for 500 years, Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk is a striking moated manor house with a surprisingly turbulent history. Like any old property, it eventually succumbs to the elements so in 2016 when a dormer window collapsed revealing significant damage a 2 year conservation project was launched to replace the entire roof! During this time the whole property will be covered in scaffolding, but inside, I worked with the National Trust team to reveal one family’s unshakable Catholic faith and story of endurance.

The house and collection was reinterpreted to tell this story of Endurance in a new exhibition. I created a new graphic identity for the exhibition, referencing key colours, shapes and patterns from the houses’ history, then developed this across a range of media.

In four key rooms I designed wooden stands to hang interpretation panels (double-sided to represent the Bedingfeld families’ conflicted loyalties). These panels contained other hidden messages – including some in UV ink! Outside, to add context to the imposing scaffolding a new set of hoardings was designed to offer information about the restoration and a timeline of the family history.


National Trust / Fuzzy Duck Creative


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